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NAVAL HISTORY AND MARITIME STRATEGY:
Collected Essays

by John B. Hattendorf
Orig. Ed. 2000  •  294 pp.  •  ISBN 1-57524-127-7  •  Cloth

In a series of 16 collected essays, John Hattendorf provides insight into the interrelationship between naval history and maritime strategy, examining the intellectual history of its development, the use of history within navies as a means of understanding strategy, and the history of navies and their activities. This volume provides a foundation for further study in this field by combining past and recent research. The essays span a 25-year period of the author's association with the U.S.Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island.

Reviews:
"....provides a welcome antidote to the sound-byte analysis and oblique political manipulation that frequently obscure the fundamentals of national security. At least in the area of naval power, he helps one to get back to basics."—RADM Joseph F. Callo, USNR (RET), SEA HISTORY, Autumn 2000

"Always thoughtful, his views are balanced and not without criticism even of his own naval college. Above all, they challenge US navy officers to rethink past concepts, to adjust to the new challenges of multinational allied interventions, and to remember that naval strategy is more than simply ordinance delivered on target."—Holger H. Herwig, The International History Review, March 2001

Maritime History - Vol. 1:
The Age of Discovery
edited by John B. Hattendorf
Orig. Ed. 199  •  6348 pp  •  ISBN 1-57524-010-6  •  Cloth

The Age of Discovery is an introductory text for undergraduate courses in maritime history and the age of exploration. This series of essays, developed from an NEH Summer Institute in Early Modern Maritime History at the John Carter Brown Library, is designed to summarize the latest interpretations in this field, introducing students to the wider literature. There is no other up-to-date, basic text currently available in this field.


Maritime History - Vol. 2:
The Eighteenth Century and the Classic Age of Sail
edited by John B. Hattendorf
Orig. Ed. 1997  •  320 pp.  •  ISBN 1-57524-007-6  •  Cloth

This is designed as an introductory text for undergraduate courses in maritime history and the eighteenth century. This series of essays, developed from an NEH Summer Institute in Early Modern Maritime History at the John Carter Brown Library, is designed to summarize the latest interpretations in this field, introducing students to the wider literature. There is no other up-to-date, basic text currently available in this field.


Taking The Stars:

Celestial Navigation from Argonauts to Astronauts
by Peter Ifland
Orig. Ed. 1998  •  240 pp.  •  ISBN 1-57524-095-5  •  Cloth

An early astrolabe, its name derived from Greek words for "star" (astron) and "to take" (ambanein), was an instrument with which a navigator "took the stars" to determine a vessel's position in the great expanse of the sea. From the simple wooden kam  developed by ancient Arab mariners to the modern navigator's electronic global positioning system, Taking the Stars: Celestial Navigation from Argonauts to Astronauts traces the long path of ingenious inventions developed for celestial navigation. Renowned collector Peter Ifland applies his talent for clear, engaging prose to describe the incremental improvements, world-changing advances, and well-intentioned failures that have marked the evolution of celestial navigation instruments for over 1,000 years. Two panoramas converge in these lavishly illustrated pages. One is a parade of wonderful—and often, wonderfully clever—devices for celestial navigation: among others, the kam, the cross-staff and back-staff, the astrolabe, and the marvelous variations on the divided celestial circle, the half-circle, quadrant, quintant, sextant, octant, and their kin. The other panorama is a carefully delineated roll-call of the great craftsmen and inventors of celestial navigation instruments the likes of Thomas Godfrey, Captain John Davis, John Dollond, Edward Nairne, John Hadley, and Jesse Ramsden.


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